Eassa is a Syrian freelance photographer, born in Damascus in 1995 and until early 2018 based in Hammouria, Eastern Ghouta. When the war broke out he was forced to quit his studies. His hometown came under siege and he was no longer able to travel to Damascus. Eassa started his career in photojournalism as a self-taught freelance photographer in 2013, covering life under siege, documenting the carnage and destruction resulting from near-daily air strikes and bombardments. During the five years that he lived under siege in his city, over one thousand of his pictures got published at AFP. After a dangerous border crossing, he arrived in Istanbul and was able to come to live in Paris. I’m focusing now on social issues and news coverage.
Nominees, Publications and Awards
-The winner of Humanitarian Visa d'or Award in 2019 with “The unhoped-for End to the Siege”
-International Photography Awards: 2ed and 3rd place at War/conflict Category in 2018
- Pictures of the year international: 3rd place at Spot news Category in 2018.
- Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award: Nominated at Young war report Category in 2018.
- Free Press Awards: Nominated at Most Resilient Journalist in 2018.
- International Photo Contest Educating The Eye 2019: First Prize with as normal as it gets. And others.